Travel September 5, 2021
Life September 15, 2021
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
The day commemorates the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the founding president of Ghana and a champion of Pan-Africanism
Mali gained independence from France on 22 September 1960
Guinea-Bissau declared independence from Portugal on 24 September 1973
South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa
United Nations General Assembly
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization. The general debate will run from 21-27 September
World Space Week
A UN organised week running from 4-10 October to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
Sibos, is an annual banking and financial conference organized by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. This year’s event from 11-14 October will be virtual
IMF Fall Meetings
The 2021 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF are scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., during the week of October 11-17, 2021
Sir Seretse Kharma Day
The day honours Botswana’s First President (1 July 1921 – 13 July 1980). He was president from 196601980.
UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
|Sep 22|| Sir David Frank Adjaye OBE RA
Ghanaian-British architect who has designed many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
|Sep 24|| Zitto Zuberi Ruyagwa Kabwe
Opposition Party Leader of ACT Wazalendo and Chairperson of Tanzania Center for Democracy (TCD) 2021/22
|Sep 26|| Idrissa Gueye
Professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Senegal national team
|Oct 1|| Youssou N’Dour
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa.
|Oct 1|| George Weah
Former professional footballer currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia
|Oct 2|| Diamond Platnumz
Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack aka Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman
|Oct 2|| Frankie Fredericks
Won four Silver medals at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics
|Oct 4|| Illan Omar
Naturalised US citizen currently serving as U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district
|Oct 5|| Amina Mohamed
Cabinet Minister and one of the most prominent Kenyans of Somali descent
|Oct 7|| Jakaya Kikwete
Fourth President of Tanzania from 2005 to 2015 and current African elder statesman
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